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Claire Preen

Chocolatier and chef British, Aussie ( and now American) diva and goddessPhilosophy: life's too short so DO IT!

Trained as a chocolatier in Australia with cake aunt and on-hands work with a Belgium chocolatier. Wrote 50 Shades of Chocolate after six years running my own boutique chocolate shop as I wanted to marry chocolate, sex and FUN! Sold my chocolate businesses and moved to U.S. where I wrote Divas Guide to Dinner Parties, a fun yet ultimate guide to hosting your own divalicious dinner party.
The Dos and Don'ts of a Dinner Party pidjoe via Getty Images

The Dos and Don'ts of a Dinner Party Diva

As we approach the craziness of the holidays, it is a good time to review a few quick tips to help you keep sane during the many dinner parties that you have likely added to your calendar. So I have broken down some simple dos and don'ts as a friendly reminder to all those hoping to ramp up their hostess cred.
12/02/2014 01:20 EST